ʻOno and reasonable prime rib

‘Twas the day after Christmas

Happy day after Christmas and Happy Kwanzaa! I hope everyone’s Christmas was splendid and well-spent. If there’s anyone shopping today, may you find the best day after Christmas deals.

Prime rib goodness!

I wanted to share some delicious prime rib we ate for Christmas dinner. My aunt called this hole-in-the-wall joint called Ray’s Café. It’s located in Kalihi, in Honolulu. They are known for their prime rib. The plates were $22 and included a generous piece of prime rib, two scoops of white rice, toss salad, and a side of au jus sauce. Not bad if you ask me.

Mmmm, delightful!

It was very filling. My dad made a pot of gravy, one of my aunts made her famous Mac salad, and I made the carrots Vichy. We paired this with a bottle of Stella Rosa Black wine, my family’s favorite brand. What a meal! I only could eat half of the prime rib. It was very filling.

The dets

Ray’s Café is located at 2033 N. King St. Honolulu, 96819. Their phone number is (808) 841-2771.

Ray’s has limited parking. Street parking is probably your best bet. They only take cash and allow takeout. Best to call in your order because this place gets very crowded.

Finals…

This is the final week of 2021! Let’s finish the year strong!

Let’s get it!

FS x

Japanese feast!

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

My girlfriend and I tried a really good Japanese cuisine- Akira last month. It’s an izakaya-type place, where you order small dishes and share amongst your party. We really enjoyed the food and customer service. Our server was really nice and friendly. I loved the ambiance of the restaurant as well- it was beautiful.

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Agedashi tofu. So, so good! Can’t go wrong with this dish.

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Prosciutto papaya allegra salad. This was very interesting. I liked it! Made it unique with the papaya.

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Tai-chazuke. Yummy! Chazuke is my childhood fave dish! I had it all the time as a kid. It’s the simplest dish ever! Rice and tea, or broth. Bam!

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Chawan mushi is always good to order.

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And last, but not least, natto nigiri. My ultimate fave. Yum! Mouthwatering!

We would definitely go back to try more of their food.

Akira Japanese Restaurant
1150 S. King St.
Honolulu, 96814

https://www.akira-japanese-restaurant.com/

One of the best ochazukes I’ve ever had!

…Besides the homemade chazuke I’ve eaten countless times at home, this chazuke dish I had in Kyoto was stupendous. It was so gourmet and fancy. Ochazuke is a very simple dish made with hot water, tea, or dashi (soup) over hot rice. Some add furikake (Japanese seasoning) or Tokyō zuke (seasoned/pickled vegetables). I usually use the genmai brown rice tea and pour it over hot rice and sprinkle some Tokyō zuke. Yummy!

Overall, the food in Japan is delicious. It’s so authentic and fresh. I can’t get enough of it. I am so glad that I ordered a simple dish like ochazuke. Who would have thought that it could be so fancy and rich-tasting? Amazing!!

My heart is longing to go back to Japan again…